thought for the week 13th November – Remembrance

A prayer for remembrance, for Sunday and for any time:

God of all nations, active throughout history and in our own world, we remember those who serve or have served in our armed services. We hold before you all who have been killed in action, or by disease, the bereaved, the lost, the families which have been shattered, the wounded, maimed and injured, those who held or still hold in silence unspeakable memories of warfare.

As we remember those who fought in the past, those who serve at present and those who remained or now remain anxiously at home, let us pray that God will heal all memories, speak a word of peace, and bring us his healing. Amen